Tag Archives: LGBTI

20 years of democracy: South Africa’s activists demand action

By Clare Fermont, Amnesty’s Regional Content Manager in Johannesburg I’ve been asking grassroots activists what they think of South Africa’s first 20 years of democracy. These are the women and men at the sharp end of human rights. They understand … Continue reading

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“We’re sending a message of hope”

By Tracy Doig, Amnesty’s campaigner on Southern Africa, writing from Cape Town Junior Mayema was explaining to me why he’d taken the bold step of appearing in From the Same Soil, a new film that beautifully documents the experiences of … Continue reading

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Embracing difference – India’s ground-breaking judgment on transgender rights

By Christina Zampas, Senior Legal Advisor at Amnesty International The recent Indian Supreme Court judgment holding that transgender persons have a right to legal recognition was an inspiring reminder to me of why I became a human rights lawyer. Pushing … Continue reading

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We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents. Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on 16 January this year, the Parliament in Kyiv railroaded … Continue reading

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